just married!

hello assalamualaikum! alhamdulilah, really happy to share that our wedding went smoothly last weekend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I was really happy with the vendors I engaged — super love my mak andams (ishQ) and photographer (an analog affair), and was very happy that my decor (elly weddings) sought my feedback on fri night during the set up and worked to address the areas I wasn’t too keen on. my photobooth company (hello forever) — don’t say lah. they have one of the best pre-event customer service. on the wedding itself, I left them in the good hands of my brother and bridesmaids and sadly I couldn’t mingle with them much.Β 

our kadi (uztaz Ismail) put us at ease and was fast and breezy. I found out that my dad had actually wanted the kadi to represent him, but the kadi insisted for my dad to do it himself. since my kadi was 20 mins early, they took the chance to practise together. alhamdulilah, our marriage was sealed within the first lafaz … our friend even caught it on a 15s Instagram video! I was also so very impressed with my dad for his clear delivery despite the last minute preps + being on stage in front of so many people :’)

it’s taking a few days to sink in that I have a husband, to be honest. the wedding day passed by in a blur; I was just following the motions per my admin programme without it really registering that hey, I haz a husband now and that today my life has changed. at the end of the night when we dropped by ninja groom’s house, I remember thinking to myself that this isn’t NG’s house anymore, this is my in laws’ house. scary! I mean not scary scary but like… wow. we have new roles and responsibilities now.

oh yeah and NG’s reception was so gorgeous! for a groom who was all like, can we get married without a wedding, his decor was so pretty and splendid. in the months leading to the wedding, he tried to keep his concept a secret to me but I think he was also too excited and kinda revealed that he had put together a MOODBOARD with lots of PINK and WHITE. emphasis for all the parts that (pleasantly) surprised me back then hahahah. thought it was pretty brave of him to pick pink (but hey! it was LKY’s favourite colour) but yeaaah together with all the light bulbs and paper lanterns and rustic touches like typewriters and flowers in glass bottles, it was really so lovely lah. sampai my relatives asked my mum how come I didn’t pick those colours instead. thanks eh.Β 

ok so photos! here are some of my favourites that I stole from relatives, orang kuat and vendors. wanted to upload more but I don’t wanna kill my data plan heh. can’t wait for the official ones πŸ™‚

us in our nikah outfits, with four out of five bridesmaids. love them all!

at the photo booth with our sanding outfit. super love my make up. ilah gave me a bronze-y look … never seen my skin and face structure look so good!

the groom’s pelamin as uploaded by his decor vendor, @kassimbabawedding. this photo don’t do justice cos it looks sweeter in the night, together with the lanterns and light bulbs and gorgeous cake table which was set up by his friends.

one of my favourite moments of the entire day: marching in together as husband and wife at NG’s reception. his guests/friends had crowded around and cheered. ’twas so nice cos can step celebrity for a second hahah.

and finally, a product of our late night outdoor shoot at the place where NG and I used to have teh tarik dates (until we went on that horrible pantang). it was not easy because everyone was so tired by then but again major love to NG’s orang kuat who really are kawan setia :’)

alhamdulilah for we are really blessed to have lovely family and friends help us for our wedding. till next update!



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60 thoughts on “just married!

  1. Mabrouk dear! May your marriage be filled with barakah and eternal happiness. Insha’Allah. Aamiin. Beautiful couple! Love the makeup!

  2. Lucky you Elly listened to your feedback! Pilih kasih lah dia 😦 a ex-btb just wrote a whole paragraphy on my comment section abt them hais but glad yours turned out well! Congratulations!! Love your husband side punya as well!

    • yeah alhamdulilah, I was very nervous about decor but i think they did a decent job. the older sister took charge of my set up, so maybe that was the difference?

      thank you! and yesss husband’s side was so gorgeous pls.

  3. Congratulations! Everything looked good! Alhamdulillah! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’

    May Allah bless your marriage! Ameen!

    • alhamdulillah indeedy! amin to your doa, maybe Allah bless your marriage too, dear.

      hehe it’s pretty rad kan! love it too, hope he managed to get some other good shots cos we took a few variations πŸ™‚

  4. Congrats babe! Everything was beautiful, from your make up to your dais and the last picture is just too unique and depicts both your relationship! Laaaave it! Have a blissful marriage life ahead! πŸ™‚

  5. Heartiest congrats Rafidah! I wish both you and your husband wedded bliss! You looked so elegant and pretty, and so were both your decors! ❀

      • Yes I have! It’s a bit more tiring coz there are only 2 people sharing the housework but, really, nothing beats having a house to call your own. (I think I may even have developed a liking for housework! LOL)

    • thank youuu! sorry tak sempat reply email cos that last few days were just so crazy. you know we totes forgot to double check the weather and now discover that we are unprepared for 10 deg weather craaaaap!

      hehe and yes loving the last shot too. macam dah plan nak frame up kat rumah baru je πŸ˜€

      • No rush babe! Totally understand you’ll be busy. Ah 10 deg, ape lagi.. Shopping2 for winter wear! Haha n of cos if tak nak beli.. There’s always a new walking comforter.. Cuddle cuddle je.. Very warm haha

  6. Hey Raf! Didnt know u were behind this blog. And i actually attended NG’s event cos he and the fiance are friends! You were a pretty bride that day! 😍😍😍 Enjoy your honeymoon!

    • haha yeah when you posted H’s photo I asked NG “eh this is your renovator friend right!” lulz. why you neh join the group shot! too much testosterone eh? thanks and thanks… see you at H’s reception insyaAllah πŸ˜ƒ few more weeks to go!

  7. Salam dear! Congratssss!!! And u were so low profile, u are actually married to my SIM friend!!! I adelah stalk all the pictures at ig all. Haha!what a small world!! And enjoy NYC ya!!!

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